Presented at the workshop "Moving Africa Towards a Knowledge based Bio-economy: How can Sweden assist?" organised by the SIANI Bio-economy Expert Group. More at: http://www.siani.se/news/siani-bioeconomy-expert-group-business
Aditya Birla Group
A leading multinational from India
Established first overseas company in Thailand
50 companies across 6 continents in 36 countries
Revenues of US $ 45 billion
Over 120 state-of-the-art manufacturing units
Over 60% revenues from international operations
Anchored by 136.000 employees belonging to 42
1.5 million shareholders
Fiber consumption increases
The world consumption:
86 million tons
of textile fibers
In year 1960:
3 billion people 5 kg of textile fibers/person
In year 2012
7 billion people 12 kg of textile fibers/person
In year 2050
9 billion people 36 kg of textile fibers/person
How shall we dress in the future?
More than 11 % of the chemicals used in the agriculture
and 25 % of all pesticides are used in the cotton plantations.
In addition, high water usage create problems in dry areas.
Additional environmental contributions
1 kg lignin reduce CO2-emissions by 20 kg
120 000 tons lignin reduce CO2-emissions by more than 2 million tons
1 million ton CO2 correspond to roughly 300 000 Volvo V70 cars driving 15 000 km/year
Our environmental situation
The only mill in the world with TCF and closed loop bleaching.
The bio treatment plant is one of the largest producers of biogas in Sweden.
Low emissions and low environmental impact.
Only 0,5% of the heat energy need is produced from oil.